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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents From Heel to Toe Panel: Behind Walk this Way

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From high-buttoned leather boots to retro stilettos, the evolution of footwear has paralleled women’s social and political advancements throughout the last century. Although considered an integral part of our everyday lives, shoes are uniquely able to tell stories centered around women’s labor activism, the fight for suffrage, and the sexual revolution. Moderated by Museum President and CEO Mary Pat Higgins, Valerie Paley, Walk this Way exhibition curator, and Edward Maeder, author of the exhibition’s catalog and founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, join us for a look behind the fabric.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current special exhibition, "Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes."

From silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to leather spectator pumps signed by the 1941 New York Yankees, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s special exhibition, "Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes," features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes. This exhibition presents footwear, spanning nearly 200 years, from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman.

From high-buttoned leather boots to retro stilettos, the evolution of footwear has paralleled women’s social and political advancements throughout the last century. Although considered an integral part of our everyday lives, shoes are uniquely able to tell stories centered around women’s labor activism, the fight for suffrage, and the sexual revolution. Moderated by Museum President and CEO Mary Pat Higgins, Valerie Paley, Walk this Way exhibition curator, and Edward Maeder, author of the exhibition’s catalog and founding director of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, join us for a look behind the fabric.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s current special exhibition, "Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes."

From silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to leather spectator pumps signed by the 1941 New York Yankees, the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum’s special exhibition, "Walk this Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes," features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes. This exhibition presents footwear, spanning nearly 200 years, from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman.

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
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